The Sixth Floor Museum

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Institution:
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Location:
Dallas

Description and Relevance of Holding:
Collections include more than 50,000 items consisting of original documents and manuscripts, photographs, newspapers and magazines, three-dimensional artifacts, architectural elements and audio-visual recordings including early 1960s television and radio broadcasts, and amateur home movies pertaining to the life and times of President John F. Kennedy, his assassination, the legacy of that event and the history and culture of Dallas and the 1960s era.

Oral History Project
began in 1989 and now includes more than 1,400 recordings. This diverse archive of firsthand accounts—from individuals of all ages and from all over the world—includes the recollections of assassination eyewitnesses, law enforcement officials, community leaders, White House officials, social rights activists, filmmakers and researchers, Kennedy family acquaintances, 1960s schoolchildren, Parkland Memorial Hospital personnel, Museum founders and more than 100 members of the local, national and international news media. Transcripts are available for many of these audio-visual recordings.

The Reading Room opened in 2010 and holds the Museum’s library collection of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and newspapers related to President Kennedy’s life and legacy. The collection also focuses on the history and culture of Dallas and the 1960s era. The Reading Room accommodates researchers with media stations to examine collection items, oral histories and library resource materials.

Access to Holdings:

The collection materials and oral histories are open to researchers upon request by filling out the Reading Room Appointment Request Form. Researchers can also access portions of the Collections and Oral Histories via the Museum’s online collections database.

Contact:
Lindsey Richardson
Curator of Collections
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202-3308
Phone: 214.747.6660 ext. 3061
collections@jfk.org

Stephen Fagin
Associate Curator
Oral History Project
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202-3308
Phone: 214.747.6660 ext. 3062
oralhistory@jfk.org

Krishna  B. Shenoy
Librarian/Archivist
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214-747-6660 ext. 3070
readingroom@jfk.org